The European Spruce braces were prepared to just over 6mm wide. The top X braces were then profiled to a 13’ radius, the notch cut in each brace and the braces glued in the gobar deck using hot hide glue:
The heel has an extra matching piece glued on using fish glue:
The neck has had the fingerboard extension cut on the bandsaw and the neck-block is routed to correct depth. The neck is then tested for fit on the body at the correct angle and position and so that the heel cheeks fit the neck-block perfectly. The position of the threaded insert is then marked on the neck, the hole drilled and the insert fitted with epoxy:
The neck is bolted on to the body and the alignment checked:
Aemulor et ambitiosior
". . . the one thing a machine just can't do is give you character and personalities and sometimes that comes with flaws, but it always comes with humanity" Monty Don "Mastercrafts", BBC March 2010
NewDave: Ouch. What hurt more, your pride or your legs?
Aug 5, 2020 12:58:28 GMT
martinrowe: 'Slippin and a Slidin'
Aug 5, 2020 13:18:01 GMT
robmc: I don't know Paul, it's all still pretty raw... Although, how about 'Nevermind the Buttocks'. Dave, legs and bum definitely hurt more than pride, although my pride still hurt!
Aug 5, 2020 21:14:02 GMT
scorpiodog: Yes, Rob. I can see you in a Sex Pistols tribute band. Or you could do a Tony Bennett and use "I scraped my arse and banned machismo".
Aug 6, 2020 10:59:16 GMT
NewDave: Or you could do the Sarah Brightman classic, I lost my arse to a starship trooper.
Aug 6, 2020 17:11:47 GMT
robmc: Interesting suggestions, I'll work on my own magnum opus and simply call it 'Skidmarks'
Aug 6, 2020 22:00:22 GMT
scorpiodog: What? Like "Underpants is theft"? Or "The means of defecation must be in the hands of the proletariat"? Oh, sorry, no. That's Skidmarx.
Aug 7, 2020 9:41:34 GMT
NewDave: Power to the Poop hole?
Aug 7, 2020 14:39:01 GMT
NewDave: Tonight I will be dipping my pre-slumber Monster Munch in cold lager instead of warm milk. Roast Beef of course. Pickled Onion are the devil's dangleberries.
Aug 8, 2020 20:58:28 GMT
NewDave: Trump told people to drink bleach. How can he be at more than 40% in the polls in any state in the US? HE TOLD THEM TO DRINK BLEACH!!!
Aug 9, 2020 21:18:27 GMT
Martin: Yes, but what flavour? If it was maple syrup bleach, then I can see the attraction....
Aug 10, 2020 16:19:33 GMT
NewDave: No. You're thinking of Canada.
Aug 10, 2020 17:19:29 GMT
robmc: Don't listen to Martin, he's from North of the border and was probably weaned on Irn-Bru...
Aug 10, 2020 19:57:24 GMT
NewDave: Can you get deep fried Mars Bar scented bleach?
Aug 10, 2020 20:17:54 GMT
NewDave: I just read something on social media where a bloke seriously suggested that we invade France. Didn't Michael Howard threaten Spain with military action a few years ago? I think we might all have gone mad when no-one was watching.
Aug 10, 2020 20:58:46 GMT
NewDave: Even my hair is sweating
Aug 11, 2020 9:49:05 GMT